Friday, December 19, 2008

Mobile blogging: Winter breakaway...MILANO


Milan is the fashion city in Italy and one of the fashion cities in Europe. A rival fashion city of Paris. Places worth to visit are Il Duomo, the gothic marvel with 135 spires took the best part of 500 years to complete with 2,000 or so statues, then Castello Sforzesco, Piazza Castello. This Renaissance edifice was once a fortress, Ducal palace and a military barracks, and is now a cultural centre. Sant'Ambrogio in the Piazza Sant'Ambrogio is Milan's most important basilica (church), and also one of its most beautiful; dating from AD379, it forms the resting place of the city's saint and has a superb pulpit carved in 1080. City of Milan is also home to some important museums including the Museo Teatrale alla Scala, Piazza Scala, which is full of historical mementos of this celebrated opera house and memorabilia from Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and Toscanini. The Museu Archeologico, Corso Magenta 15, houses fascinating remnants of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Milan, including mosaics, glass phials and busts. The Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica Leonardo da Vinci, via San Vittore 21, set in the former Olivetani monastery, boasts 40,000 square metres of space, with 15,000 objects including a reconstructed Art Nouveau train station. Milan is of course a centre of high fashion, and famous for its designer shops and boutiques. Or if you want to venture further afield, the spectacular Italian ski resort of Livigno is just four hours' drive away. Lake Como is just 30 minutes drive or an hour by train; from here take a boat to Bellagio, a beautiful town full of cafés, shops and famed for its gardens.

10 comments:

Naz said...

Hi Danial!
Aaah! Milan....I love this city.
How about posting one or two pictures here for all of us to see a bit of what you see :)
(ok ok I'll be very thankful for one....please, pretty please!)

en_me said...

milan itali kannns.. bestnyerrr

Jumper said...

Good narration on Milan. But it's greater with your noted eye candy, I mean, your photos of course. Isn't it Milan noted for its street people as beautiful as their fashion models, walking their small streets and great to stare at while sipping Italian roast coffee from the roadside bistro? Ciao. Have a nice day there.

Inah said...

i second jumper!! missed ur awesome snapshots!!

intan.dayana said...

sgt srOnOk..~!!!

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Naz...will do soon...;-)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! en_me...yup, milano/milan is in italy...fashion city of europe...;-)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! jumper...will soon post some pics...yeah, milan a great fashion city with great fashionable people...;-)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! inah...photos will come soon...;-)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! intan...yup, fun and tiring too...;-)

Snow Effect